Sept. 17 marked the beginning of the national celebration of Constitution Week, and members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution have been placing displays in local libraries throughout the area. Displays are currently up at the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library and the Glendale Central Library, and will remain there throughout the end of the month.
The commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. This year is the 222nd anniversary of the Constitution.
“This is the first year that Don José Verdugo Chapter has sponsored a display at the Glendale Central Library on Harvard,” explained Chapter Regent Liz Craven. “Suzanne Stanfill and Joan Carruthers have done an outstanding job with the very large display case available there. The display houses six sections of memorabilia, including Currier and Ives prints, currency and flags of the era, sheet music and other relevant items.